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SLAP: Simple Library for Automated Publishing

Published January 25, 2017 by Ian Firkin
We often have clients who are looking to automate publication of services in ArcGIS for Server; because this is a very common need, we've developed a tool to help manage publication. For the purposes of this example, let's assume we have the follo[...]

Developer’s Corner: GeoProcessing Tasks 10.1 (Advanced Python)

Published November 1, 2012 by GISinc
By Joseph Yoran We all remember the days of ArcGIS Server 10 when we could simply put a python script in a toolbox and then publish the tools.  If something was wrong with the tool or we wanted to edit the script, we could just edit the python and [...]

Esri Developer Summit 2012 Insights: Day One

Published March 28, 2012 by GISinc
Dan Levine Here we go again. The GISi Development team at the 2012 DevSummit is seven strong this year… well six developers and myself, and I am really here for the Dodge Ball.  Once again we will be posting a daily blog to describe our reactions[...]

Esri Developer Summit: Day 3

Published March 10, 2011 by GISinc
Dan Levine So Esri kicked off Wednesday announcing the winners of the Developer Challenges.  Frank Roberts won the Developer Challenge with what looks to be something like the Tri-View Tool that we have been deploying for a couple of years. Not sur[...]

ArcPy + ArcGIS Server = Excellent, fast, high quality prints

Published September 21, 2010 by GISinc
In a previous blog, Bryan Baker discussed how it is possible to create high-quality printed maps through ArcGIS Server (using a webservice and ArcObjects combo).  Now that 10 has been released, with all of its new libraries and other pieces to make [...]

GIS-based Sign Inventory Solution

Published August 4, 2010 by GISinc
We are underway building a repeatable solutions framework that complies with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) retroreflectivity mandated standards.  The solution establishes the means to improve the nighttime visibility of traffic signs to [...]

Table queries and other features in ArcGIS Server 10

Published July 13, 2010 by GISinc
ArcGIS 10 has lots of new features that have gotten attention, such as editing via REST-based clients (Flex, Silverlight, etc.) and new online mapping features at For developers who’ve been working with ArcGIS Server for a while, there [...]

Which ArcGIS Server API or ADF Should I Choose?

Published December 1, 2009 by GISinc
One of the most common questions I receive from clients lately is: “Which API should I use?”  Unfortunately it is not a simple answer; ESRI provides three APIs and two ADFs which include; JavaScript API, Flex API, Silverlight API and the .Net a[...]

ArcGIS Server Performance: Behind the Curtain

Published August 31, 2009 by GISinc
So I am sitting in the audience watching another ESRI Demo on how the 9.3.1 AGS technology is so much faster than the 9.2. A couple of thoughts hit me right away. First, well that is a pretty low bar to get over; we all have heard the complaints from[...]

GISi Clients Honored with ESRI’s Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Award

Published July 31, 2009 by GISinc
The United States Marine Corps Training and Education Command (TECOM) and the Louisiana National Guard (LANG), two of Geographic Information Services, Inc’s (GISi) clients, were given the SAG award at ESRI’s International User Conference.  They [...]